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The Star Wars comic book rights, currently owned by Dark Horse Comics through December 31, 1998, are up for grabs once again. The next licensing period will be 1999 through 2004. Four major comic book companies submitted proposals to Lusasfilm - Dark Horse, DC, Marvel, and WildStorm. No decision has been announced yet.

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In Baby 2000, a made for television movie, cloning people becomes a reality. The film stars Elizabeth Perkins and will air on NBC.

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Warner Brothers has announced that it is shutting down Warner Digital Studios, its visual-effects division, after the division's recent completion of work on Batman & Robin. The decision was made that a full-time in-house visual effects division was not cost effective t the studio, who will now farm out their visual effects work.

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Keanu Reeves is said to be ready to sign to star in Matrix, a big-budget science fiction film.

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This fall PBS will air Life Beyond Earth, a new scientific mini-series about the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

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There are rumors flying everywhere about the future of the Batman movies. Several different reports claim that due to the poor box office returns of Batman & Robin, Warner Brothers has decided Joel Schumacher will not direct Batman 5, but rather that David Fincher (Seven, Alien 3) will instead. Rumor also has it that Chris O'Donnell will not return if Schumacher does not direct.

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Filming has begun in San Diego on a Night Man series. Based on the Malibu Comic, the syndicated series will star Matt McColm.

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An accident on the set of Walt Disney Pictures' Mighty Joe Young has shut down production for at leats two days. The accident involved equipment failure on a crane shot and two crew members were hospitalized in serious condition. The film is 30 days into a 75 day shooting schedule. Shooting is expected to resume in a few days.

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The new Justice League Of America series for CBS has not been picked up by the network. It is not known if the two-hour pilot film will air or be held to show with the series as a mid-season replacement.

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Fox will be airing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series beginning in the fall. The live-action series, called Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, will be shown on Saturday mornings and is produced by Saban Entertainment. A new female turtle character, Venus DeMilo, will be introduced in the series.

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Top Cow Productions has teamed up with Oliver Stone's Illusion Entertainment to make a Witchblade television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates. The live-action series will be based on the successful Marc Silvestri comic book. The one-hour show is set to debut in the fall of 1998 in syndication. No casting has been announced at this time.

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Ridley Scott has signed on to direct I Am Legend for Warner Brothers and according to Variety, Arnold Schwarzenegger is close to signing on as well. The science fiction film will be based on a Richard Matheson novel about Los Angeles after a biological war. This will be the third time a film version of I Am Legend has been made. It was first made in 1964 as The Last Man on Earth, starring Vincent Price, and later remade as The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston.

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NBC is currently producing a House Of Frankenstein mini-series. The mini-series will have such classic horror film monsters as Frankenstein's monster, the werewolf, and a vampire, although they will each be updated.

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Earth: Final Conflict, based on the long forgotten original manuscript of Gene Roddenberry recently found by his widow Majel Barrett Roddenberry, will debut as a series the week of October 6 in syndication.

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Universal Television plans to release an animated home video called Hercules & Xena -- The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus by the end of the year.

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Univeral Studios Hollywood plans to open a new comic book themed restaurant called Marvel Mania. The two-level restaurant will have special effects that make it seem like you are actually in a comic book. It is scheduled to open in August 1997, with another one due to open at Universal Studios Florida in 1998.

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Space Ghost, along with the other animated stars of the Cartoon Network's Cartoon Planet are releasing a new CD that will be called Space Ghost's Musical Bar-B-Que.

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Universal Studios Florida has opened a new Hercules & Xena: Wizards Of The Screen attraction. The attraction shows the special effects used in the television shows and allows several park guests to particiapate in a specially produced interactive episode.

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Wesley Snipes is set to star in an original made-for-television film called Futuresport, an action film similar to Rollerball about a dangerous new game that decides the fate of countries. The film is also a possible series pilot. Wesley Snipes, who is also an executive producer, has said he will appear in a part on the show if it is picked up. The film will air on ABC.

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Another spinoff of the hit television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, is planned by Universal Television. The series has already spun off the hugely successful Xena: Warrior Princess series. The series will begin with a direct-to-video Hercules prequel, which will then be sold as the pilot for the new series. The new show is to be called Young Hercules and is set to take place during Hercules' teen years. Ian Bohen has been cast as the character of Hercules. The series is set to premiere in Fall 1998.

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HBO has gotten the broadcast rights to a never-before-seen episode, entitled The Three Ravens, of the Jim Henson's Storyteller specials from the late 80s. They also acquired the rights to all four episodes of Jim Henson's Greek Myths, which were never shown in the United States. Those episodes, as well as the other eight episodes of Jim Henson's Storyteller that originally ran as specials on NBC in 1987 (and then as part of the short-lived Jim Henson Hour on NBC in 1989) will be shown as a 13-part series beginning in November 1997.

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TNT has picked up Babylon 5 for a fifth season of 22 original episodes, with new episodes showing on the cable network starting in January 1998. Warner Brothers, who had distributed the show for the first four seasons, decided to drop the series. TNT's picking up of the series follows its previously announced deal to make a pair of feature-length Babylon 5 films, one of which also will show in January 1998. Ironically, the show's producers had already shot a final episode for the series because they expected to be cancelled. That episode will now be broadcast next spring on TNT.

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Now that Marvel Entertainment has new leadership, the Spider-Man movie might once again be a reality. Marvel has been involved in talks with MGM to clear up the legal issues involved with the Spider-Man property. The project may proceed as an MGM/Sony co-venture, with James Cameron as director and writer.

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Variety reports that Jeff Daniels has teamed up with Christopher Lloyd as part of the cast of the new My Favorite Martian film. Jeff Daniels will play the role of Tim O'Hara, originally played by Bill Bixby in the TV series. Don Petrie is set to direct.

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The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition, which will be released on video on August 26th, will only be available for a limited period of 97 days. The videos will be available as a set or as individual videos. They will be released in both letterbox and standard video (pan & scan) formats.

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Beginning November 11th KFC Restaurants will be offering an Extreme Ghostbusters Kids Meal. The meals will be offered in conjunction with the release of the new animated Ghostbusters series this fall. They will feature assorted toys from the series. The promotion is expected to last through early January 1998.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox Home Video will be releasing special editions of all three Star Wars films. The special release will be for a limited time beginning August 26th. The latest release of the videos features restored versions of the original movies with the addition of enhanced visual effects and a digitally mastered soundtrack. They will also include the additional footage from this year's re-release of the movies. The videos will be packaged in gold foil-wrap and will feature behind-the-scenes footage on the making of these special editions.

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George Clooney is in talks with Warner Brothers Pictures about a part in the upcoming Wild, Wild West film based on the television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates. Will Smith has already signed to play James West, a role originated by Robert Conrad, and George Clooney would play his sidekick Artemus Gordon.

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Although Sliders was cancelled by the Fox Network, it has been picked up by the Syfy. Beginning in January 1998, there will be twenty-two new episodes complete with all the original cast members except the Professor (who died last season). The Syfy has also bought the rights to show the original 48 episodes of Sliders.

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According to Daily Variety, music for the sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit has been written. Alan Menken, who also wrote the music for several other Disney films, including the Academy Award nominated Beauty And The Beast, wrote the music for the film

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The Highlander will return for a sixth season this fall. Adrian Paul will be returning this season, which wil likely be the last one.

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The new character, Seven of Nine, on Star Trek: Voyager will be played by Jeri Lynn Ryan. Fans of Dark Skies will remember Ryan from the part of Juliet.

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The 1970s British series The Professionals is being remade. The new series will be called The New Professionals and begins filming in September. Original series creator Brian Clemens will be involved as a creative consultant and will write some scripts as well.

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The release of the animated Batman film Sub-Zero, originally scheduled to coincide with the release of Batman and Robin, has been delayed until October 1997.

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Star Trek:Voyager will be adding a new regular character to its lineup this fall. The character, named "Seven of Nine", will be a human female who was captured by the Borg and assimilated. In the season opener "Scorpion, Part 2", the character will be freed from the Borg and become her own character.

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The movie version of The Avengers had to stop production after a fire caused a major amount of damage to the set. Neither of the principle stars, Ralph Fiennes and Uma thurman, was on the set at the time of the fire. Producer Jerry Weintraub has said it is too early to say whether this will delay production of the film.

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Jonathan Frakes has formed his own production company and signed a two-year deal with Paramount Pictures. The company's first project will be something "as far away from Star Trek as we can get", says Frakes. However, if the script is right and he is offered the chance to direct the next Star Trek film, Frakes says he will likely do it.

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Cult television personality Elvira and her husband, Mark Pierson, will be developing three new made-for-television movies. The films will be based on stories written by Elvira and John Paragon. Elvira is set to star in the films.

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Peter Abrams and Robert Levy will produce Buck Rogers for Disney. Tony Puryear, writer of Eraser, has been hired to script the film.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, Steven Spielberg may direct the second of the Star Wars prequel films. The magazine quotes Irvin Kershner, the director of the The Empire Strikes Back, as saying "George told me that he believes Spielberg is going to do [part 2]". The first of the prequels, tentatively titled Star Wars: The Balance Of The Force, will be directed by George lucas himself. Filming is scheduled to begin in September with an anticipated release date of May 1999.

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The Mask Of Zorro film, starring Antonia Banderas and Anthony Hopkins, that was originally scheduled to be released on December 19th has been pushed back to March 1998. The film's release has been delayed in order to keep from competing with the big-budget Titanic on its new release date.

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Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin began shooting Godzilla in Manhattan in May. The movie will star Matthew Broderick.

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Entertainment Tonight has announced that some of the casting for the new Star Wars film has been confirmed. Liam Neeson, Ewan MacGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, and Adrian Dunbar have been cast for the film. In an unrelated rumor (not from ET), the tentative title of the new film is Star Wars: The Balance Of The Force.

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Wesley Snipes is not only starring in the film Blade, based on the Marvel comic with the vampire hunter of the same name, but he has expressed an interest in starring in a possible sequel as well. Snipes has also said he would like to be in The Black Panther film based on another Marvel comic.

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Fox, who owns the rights to both The Silver Surfer and X-Men, has tentatively announced film release dates for both projects. The Silver Surfer is due Summer 1998 and X-Men is due Christmas 1998.

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Warner Brothers is developing The Wild, Wild West for the big screen. The film will be based on the television series that ran from 1965-75. Will Smith is set to play the part of James T. West and the movie will be directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

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Universal Pictures is in development of Virus, a film based on the Dark Horse Comics mini-series. The film will star Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, and William Baldwin, and will be directed by John Bruno. It is set to be released in early 1998.

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Buena Vista will be releasing Mighty Joe Young, the remake of the 1949 film of the same name, on Memorial Day weekend in 1998. The film will star Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron and be directed by Ron Underwood.

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Jim Carrey is said to be in discussion to play the part of Mr. Limpet in The Incredible Mr. Limpet. Most of the part would only require him to do voice-over for the CGI fish character he becomes in the film.

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The release of James Cameron's big-budget production The Titanic has been pushed from summer 1997 to December 19, 1997.

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Director Tim Burton is discussing the possibility of directing a remake of the 1963 cult science fiction film X - The Man With The X-Ray Eyes for DreamWorks SKG and Orion Pictures.

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Rumor has it that Jennifer Lien, the actress who plays Kes on Star Trek: Voyager, is leaving the show.

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FOX has cancelled Sliders, but has added the sci-fi series The Visitor to replace it.

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Rumor has it that a new character will be introduced to Star Trek: Voyager in the fall. The character is reported to be a female Borg.

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Scott Rosenberg, former President of Malibu comics and co-owner of Platinum Studios, is currently developing a project with Dreamworks SKG and universal Pictures for a new film. The movie, to be called Cowboys & Aliens, will be written and directed by Rosenberg.

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J. Michael Straczynski, creator and executive producer Babylon 5, has set a new American television record by writing the scripts for 50 one-hour episodes in a row. The scripts cover more than two full seasons of the series. Babylon 5 is currently in its fourth season.

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The Save Dark Skies campaign is still alive! Read a NEW open letter from series co-creator Bryce Zabel to find out how you can help save this show.

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Production started earlier this year on the underwater sci-fi thriller Sphere. Barry Levinson will be making the film for Warner Brothers, based on a Michael Crichton book. Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Stone, and Queen Latifah will star in the film. Word is that once the actors got used to the long hours under 17 feet of water some of them actually fell asleep down there between takes.

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The producers of Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series are getting together to make a World's Finest three-part episode. The episodes will feature Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, the Joker, and Harley Quinn.

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Walt Disney Pictures will be releasing a direct-to-video animated film version of Gen13 later this year.

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Babylon 5 will be shown only on TNT starting next year. To start it off they will air a new 2-hour prequel film in January called Babylon 5: In The Beginning. A second Babylon 5 made-for-television film is planned for later next year.

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Sandra Bullock is being considered for the part of Lois Lane in the summer 1998 film, Superman Reborn. Nicholas Cage is set for the part of Superman and Tim Burton is set to direct.

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Batman: The Animated Series is moving to the WB Network this fall. After the move, Superman: The Animated Series and Batman: The Animated Series will be on alternate days this fall, every afternoon on the WB network.

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Casting has begun for the part of Aquaman/Arthur Curry for a new Aquaman television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates. The new series is rumored to be for the WB Network .

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A new Nick Fury film starring David Hasselhoff as Fury is in the works. Fox television seems the most likely to air it.

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NBC officially announced its new fall 1997 schedule. Among the new shows is the science fiction drama Sleepwalkers. NBC cancelled Dark Skies to make room for Sleepwalkers in its Saturday night "Thrillogy" line-up.

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Columbia Tri-Star has added two new animated series to its production schedule. The studio will begin production on Godzilla and I Dream Of Jeannie. Godzilla will debut next fall following the release of the Godzilla film next summer. I Dream Of Jeannie will be based on the original series and is also set to debut in fall 1998.

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Patrick Muldoon is set to star in The Second Arrival, the sequel to last year's film The Arrival. The movie will be directed by Kevin Tenny and filming is set to begin this June in Montreal. Charlie Sheen, star of the first film, will not star in the sequel.

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David Lynch is set to direct and produce four commercials for the Syfy. They will be called Dead Leaves, Nuclear Winter, Rocket, and Aunt Droid. The four advertisements will begin running in July.

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Henry Thomas, who played Eliot in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, is set to play the part of Ishmael in Moby Dick for the USA Network. Also in the film are Patrick Stewart as Ahab and Gregory Peck as Father Mapple. The made-for-cable film will begin shooting on May 26th in Melbourne Australia, and is expected to take 12 weeks. The film will play on the network toward the end of 1997. Henry Thomas, who was 10 when he was in E.T., is now 24 years old.

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Marvel has plans for over a dozen new feature films to be released over the next couple of years. They include Black Panther, Captain America, Dr. Strange, The Incredible Hulk, Luke Cage, Namor, Spider-Man, X-Men, Venom, Silver Surfer, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and Blade: Vampire Hunter.

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Ivan Reitman will be working with DIC to make a new animated series for the fall called Mummies. The premise involves five Egyptian mummies who come to life to fight evil in San Francisco.

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Christopher Lloyd will star in the Walt Disney Pictures remake of the 1963-66 television series My Favorite Martian. Lloyd will play the Uncle Martin character, which was originally done by Ray Walston. In the film, newswriter Tim O'Hara will find a Martian whose spaceship has crashed on Earth and wants to repair it to get back home. O'Hara thinks the Martian discovery might be a great scoop, but then he befriends the alien and tells people he is his uncle. No one has been cast yet in the Tim O'Hara role, which was originally played by Bill Bixby. Donald Petrie is set to direct, with filming set to start in July.

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A new Conan, the Adventurer television series is set to start shooting in Puerto Vallarta Mexico in June 1997. The initial order is for 22 episodes and is set to be released in January 1998. The show will star Ralf Moeller as Conan.

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The 1964 Warner Brothers film The Incredible Mr. Limpet, which starred Don Knotts is being remade. The film mixed live action footage of Don Knotts with animation. The writers of Space Jam and The Santa Clause, Steve Rudnick and Leo Benvenuti, are working on the script and updating it to a more modern story for Warner. No casting has been announced yet.

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Pixar is currently working on a new feature film called Bugs. It is being directed by John Lasseter who also directed Toy Story. This will be Lasseter's second all CGI feature. The film will be a fast-paced adventure story with ants, grasshoppers, beetles, and other insect characters.

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The X-Files writing duo of Glen Morgan and James Wong have been hired to write a remake of the Fantastic Voyage movie. Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are behind the making of the film.

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Twentieth Century Fox is set to make X-Files: The Movie. Variety reports that David Duchovny is close to agreeing to the project. So far the project has no set filming start date. The script is written by Chris Carter-scripted and is being kept secret. Rob Bowman, who is a producer and director on the TV series, is set to direct.

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The popular video game Area 51 is now being made into a film with the same name. New Line Cinema is making the sci-fi thriller. Area 51 is named for the mysterious Nevada desert base where the government supposedly investigates aliens. The film will be produced by Kearie Peak and Steve Tisch.

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Paramount is working on another Star Trek film. So far no cast or director have been named for the film, the ninth film in the series. Michael Piller will write the script, which will be based around the Star Trek: The Next Generation series. Piller has been a writer and producer on the Star Trek: The Next Generation show and helped create the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine show. The other eight Star Trek films combined have grossed a total of $642 million in the United States.

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Dark Horse Comics' Timecop television series will star T.W. King, Sebastian Tillinger, Allison Rice-Taylor, Kurt Fuller, and Don Stark. The original order is for thirteen episodes and Mark Verhedien, the comic and film writer, will be working with the series.

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The pilot film for the Justice League Of America television series is currently filming. It will feature David Ogden Stiers as J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter; John Kassir as the Atom; Kim Oja as Ice; Kenny Johnston as Barry Allen, the Flash; Michelle Hurd as Fire; Matthew Settle as Guy Gardner, the Green Lantern; and Miguel Ferrer as The Weatherman. The pilot is being directed by Lewis Teague and written by Lorne Cameron and David Haselton.

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It looks as if Tim Burton, director of Batman and Batman Returns as well as Mars Attacks and Beetlejuice, might be directing the new Superman film. According to Variety, Burton has been meeting with Warner Brothers executives to discuss the possibility of his directing Nicholas Cage as the Man of Steel in Superman Reborn. The script was written by Kevin Smith (Clerks) and is to be produced by Jon Peters.

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Rumor has it that Ewan McGregor, star of the independent Miramax film Trainspotting, might be cast as young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the next three Star Wars films. A column in Variety says that Ewan has met with George Lucas to discuss the possibility. Various other actors, including Kenneth Branagh, have been rumored as being considered for the role and a representative for Lucas says that McGregor is just one of several actors being considered. On an interesting note Ewan McGregor would be a Star Wars legacy. His uncle, Dennis Lawson, played the minor character of Wedge in all three of the original Star Wars films.

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Liam Neeson has been meeting with George Lucas about the possibility of starring in the new Star Wars film. He would be playing a new character, a Jedi Master who would be a mentor for the other young Jedi. Neeson has reportedly tested with other actors who are trying out for other roles in the film. Ewen McGregor, the front runner in the Obi-Wan casting race, has been seen with Neeson. According to a Lucas spokeswoman no one has been cast yet.

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When the live action Batman And Robin comes out in theatres this summer, Warner Brothers animation will put out a new animated Batman video feature Sub-Zero at the same time. The villain, of course, will be Mr. Freeze. There is a preview of the movie on the Space Jam intros, but it does not tell of a date for its release. Warner will also be releasing a new Superman video feature at the same time as the release of Superman Reborn. NOTE: The release of Sub-Zero has been delayed until October 1997.

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The new live-action Mr. Magoo film is set to start filming in Vancouver, British Columbia. The film will start Leslie Nielsen as Mr. Magoo.

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Sean Connery is in negotiations to play the bad guy in the upcoming film version of The Avengers. The film will also star Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes (as Emma Peel and Jonathan Steed), as secret agents who fight crime. The Avengers was originally a television series that first aired in the United States in 1966, starring Diana Rigg and Patrick McNee in the lead roles. The new film version is being made by director Jeremiah Chechik for Warner Brothers and is set to start shooting in June. It is due to be shown in theatres sometime in 1998.

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After 10 years in the top spot, Star Trek loses its hold. Since the debut of Star Trek: The Next Generation one Star Trek show or another has been the number one syndicated show each season. However, both Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys are ahead of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine so far this season. In the Nielsen ratings for the week ending March 23, Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys tied with a 5.8 rating for the season so far, while Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had only a 5.7 rating for the season so far.

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Warner Bothers has announced that they will be making six new animated feature films starring characters from their DC Comics line. These films will be Aquaman, Green Lantern, Jack Kirby's New Gods, Shazam!, The Spectre, and Wonder Woman.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) will be making nine more episodes for the Syfy. this makes a total of 22 new episodes since their move to the Syfy this season.

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Sean Patrick Flanery, star of the film Powder, has been replaced in the film version of Lost in Space. Matt LeBlanc, who plays Joey on the hit television show Friends, replaces Flanery in the part of astronaut Don West. LeBlanc will commute from Los Angeles to London for shooting until Friends is done filming for the season. This casting replacement takes place just days after shooting on the film began. New Line Cinema, the company responsible for making the Lost in Space film, apparently decided Flanery wasn't exactly right for the role and recast the part.

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The X-Men will be leaving Fox probably in February '98. Look for them to show back up in a new syndicated show by Saban Called X-Men....And More!. There won't be any new episodes, only reruns of 52 of the original 75 (don't ask why, I don't know). But the "More" is reruns of Saban's Fantastic Four (26 episodes) and IronMan Cartoons (26 episodes) from 94-96. For those of you who have not taped all of those episodes before they were cancelled, here's your chance.

ITEM The Tentative Fall Cartoon Schedule is out and it looks lean but mean! Check it out elsewhere on this page.

ITEM The Silver Surfer: The Animated Series will be the next cartoon on Fox and Marvel Films and Saban agenda to be released. They will probably sneak us a peek in November (like they did for Spider-Man) and will release the cartoon in February. Yayyy!!!

ITEM Superman Reborn is the next Superhero project to come out from Warner Studios after this summer's Batman and Robin movie. It is supposed to have something to do with the Death of Superman story line which was so popular a couple of years ago. Nicholas Cage is said to be set to play the part of Superman.

ITEM Men In Black not only is due to show up in theatres this summer, but there is also going to be an animated version due out this fall in syndication.

ITEM Flash Gordon is rumored to be getting a second season this fall, as long a your local station picks up the option.

ITEM Lost in Space (now being shown on the Syfy) is getting ready for principle photography soon and is rumored to have cast Gary Oldman as the Irrassible Dr. Smith.

ITEM Timecop The Series is scheduled to show up soon on ABC as a mid-season replacement. They plan to base it closely to the movie. But are using a new character as the main focus on the series. And it will not be based on the character played by Jean-Claude Van Damme.

 
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